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Kira kira hikaru (original title)
The job of a medical jurisprudence involves a lot of complicated crimes such as murder and accidents. Hikaru (Fukatsu Eri) is a graduate of a medical university, also focused her discipline... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Eri Fukatsu ...  Dr. Hikaru Amano 10 episodes, 1998
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshirô Yanagiba ...  Dr. Shinsaku Tadokoro 10 episodes, 1998
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ...  Dr. Yuriko Sugi 10 episodes, 1998
Yasufumi Hayashi Yasufumi Hayashi ...  Dr. Makoto Ayanokouji 10 episodes, 1998
Satomi Kobayashi Satomi Kobayashi ...  Dr. Eiko Kurokawa 10 episodes, 1998
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru ...  Dr. Ryuzo Kitamura 10 episodes, 1998
Eugene Nomura ...  Officer Kazuya Morita 10 episodes, 1998
Kazuyuki Aijima ...  Shiomi 10 episodes, 1998
Yuki Matsushita Yuki Matsushita ...  Reika 10 episodes, 1998
Yasuko Matsuyuki ...  Noriko Tsukiyama 9 episodes, 1998
Ryôko Shinohara ...  Saiko Sugi 6 episodes, 1998


The job of a medical jurisprudence involves a lot of complicated crimes such as murder and accidents. Hikaru (Fukatsu Eri) is a graduate of a medical university, also focused her discipline on neurology. One night during a student reunion, a dead body was found in the kitchen. Hikaru, who is a little regretting that she choose her focus in neurology was moved by another doctor's words, Dead bodies will not tell us what happened, that is why we have to piece together its last words. Written by https://mydramalist.com/8148-kira-kira-hikaru

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13 January 1998 (Japan) See more »

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Twinkle See more »

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Nishi e Higashi e
(opening theme)
Written by Mr. Children
Performed by Mr. Children
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Excellent Japanese crime drama
9 September 2004 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

This is a light drama series about a female graduate student who joins a team of medical examiners in a Japanese city. The team consists of a male director (Toshirô Yanagiba), a serious no-nonsense female ME, and a second more friendly female ME. The female team members go out to do most all of the fieldwork -- often assigned investigations by a female homicide detective who is also a close friend to the senior team members.

The main dynamic throughout the series is the awe and admiration the young graduate student feels towards the senior no-nonsense lady ME (much like the Carter/Benton dynamic in the first season of ER).

To the male viewer, it does not hurt that the surly lady ME is a stunning statuesque beauty. Also noteworthy is the visual poetry of the opening credits. Most popular Japanese TV dramas begin with amazing visuals and music, and this series is no different.

This series is a mix of the American TV series QUINCY + CHARLIE'S ANGELS.

"KIRA KIRA HIKARU" had one single run with English subtitles on the International Channel in the USA in 1999. Alternative spellings I have often seen for this series are KIRAKIRA HIKARU and KIAR KIRA HIKARU.

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